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An elevator pitch is the cornerstone of jewelry sales that every small business owner needs. If you missed out on the binge-watching era of
September 19, 2019

Tips to Nail Your Jewelry Sales Elevator Pitch

An elevator pitch is the cornerstone of jewelry sales that every small business owner needs. If you missed out on the binge-watching era of Shark Tank and other business competition TV shows this may be a new term for you. Fear not, this article will take a deep dive into pitching concisely with a compelling call to action. You’ll be a jewelry sales pro before you know it!

Great advice for metalsmithing and jewelry students on options for entry level career paths. Learn about potential job opportunities and how to find them.
March 22, 2018

Career Services for Jewelry Students: Explore Jewelry Job Opportunities

Career Services at universities don't often cater to jewelry students entering the field after graduation. Get specialized advice on how to enter the jewelry work force and earn a living. This article explores jewelry jobs and career information.

Graduation can be scary! Jewelry BFA graduates in particular are often missing resources and guidance for their careers. This article explores career paths.
March 22, 2018

A Jewelry Student's Guide to Planning for Graduation

Students anticipate graduation with a mixture of excitement, relief and total panic. What's next!? Starting a new career in jewelry can be daunting. Plan ahead to cover your work space needs and save yourself one extra headache.

Learn how to buy jewelry supplies at the right price in the quantities you need in this introductory article for new jewelry makers or small businesses.
March 22, 2018

5 Rookie Tips for Buying Jewelry Supplies

Leaving the comfort of a well stocked school studio can seem daunting. Read on for some tips on sourcing materials for your own studio.

Jewelry metalsmithing is an art. But, to have a career in the jewelry field, you will need to focus on how to sell. Learn a new mindset today.
March 22, 2018

Sell is Not a Four Letter Word: Making a Living in Jewelry

Learn a new mindset to make a living in jewelry and build a career in this exciting field. Take your art to the next level and build success on your own terms.

Take a jewelry making class from one of Halstead's Preferred Teachers. Find classes at shows and retreats or in studios around the country.
January 23, 2018

Best Jewelry Teachers in the USA: Halstead's Preferred Teacher Classes List

Looking for a great jewelry making class experience? Check out our list of the best jewelry teachers in the USA who regularly travel to different locations around the country to teach new makers.

Consider strategies to turn your one-time jewelry customers into collectors who come back to you over and over for repeat jewelry purchases.
November 13, 2017

Turn Your Jewelry Customers Into Collectors

Your jewelry business is making sales, your website is in place and business is growing. Now, think about how to turn each client into a collector who returns to you over and over again for special occasions.

Pricing your jewelry can be one of the trickiest aspects to running a jewelry business. We've created a guide to help you make sure you are not only covering your costs, but making a living while doing what you love.
October 09, 2017

Pricing Your Jewelry

Pricing your jewelry can be one of the trickiest aspects to running a jewelry business. We've created a guide to help you make sure you are not only covering your costs, but making a living wage.

We were proud to host Marthe Le Van of Mora Contemporary Jewelry Gallery as a recent guest judge for the Halstead Grant. Learn about her and her career.
May 09, 2017

Marthe Le Van, Jewelry Advocate and Expert

Introducing Marthe Le Van, jewelry advocate and our guest judge for the 12th annual Halstead Grant.

In this instructional video, Casey Sheppart demonstrates a basic line fold forming technique for metalsmithing. Explore tools and materials in this guide.
May 02, 2017

Metalsmithing Fold Forming with Casey Sheppard

In this Halstead video, Casey Sheppard demonstrates fold forming metalmsithing techniques and tools in the jewelry studio.

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